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A lot of bands are compared to the likes of Sonic Youth, Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr., but very few are capable of living up to the billing. Enter Pinact, whom has harnessed the spirit of Glasgow’s music scene incredibly. The trio comprised of Corrie Gillies (guitar/vocals), Lewis Reynolds (drummers) and Jon Arbuthnott (bass) combines experimental, turn-it-up-to-11 guitar sounds with outstanding melodic awareness. Imagine if you will, Lou Barlow having the guitar sound of Lee Ranaldo. Imagine if The Vaselines listened to Lightning Bolt. An intensely chaotic sound that wraps sheer pop song writing in Melvins-esque fuzz, a kiss and a punch.
COQUIN MIGALE are from Newcastle. They consist of Alex Soper (guitar / vocals), Stevie Kane (bass) and Josh Holmes (drums) and are pronounced “Co-kane Mig-elle”. ‘Munro’ is their debut album which mixes together COQUIN MIGALE’s fizzbombing releases thus far with some cracking Newcy newbies, while also having the decency to include next single ‘PT. 2’, released on August 5th.
‘Grindie’ / ‘Twang’ was their first fierce panda single in May. As the title might suggest, ‘Grindie’ represents a winningly grin-worthy car-crash of grunge and indie, all smash-banging in under three manic minutes. As such it sets the musical template for ‘Munro’ with its hectic guitars and fragrant vocals and emboldened riffs and lovely subtle cosmic rock flourishes – much like the short sharp song titles ‘Munro’ rattles through eight tracks of terrifically poised and nonchalantly epic alt.rock in half an hour.
Little wonder that the likes of ‘Grindie’ and previous releases ‘Gold’, ‘Socotra’ and ‘Luv’ should have all burrowed their sweet, sweaty ways into the hearts of the nation’s finest disc jockeying tastemakers such as Huw Stevens, Tom Robinson, John Kennedy and Phil Taggart as well as meriting the homegrown love of BBC Introducing Newcastle.
“Explosive” – Generator
“Sounding excellent” – John Kennedy (Radio X)
“Definitely going places” – Huw Stephens (Radio 1)
“A constant onslaught of shifting energy…short and snappy and everything that good powerful rock music should be.” – The Tipping Point
FLAT SIX are a Perth based band that formed in early 2014. With a dynamic range of different influences (such as ‘The Queens of the Stone Age’, ‘The Black Keys’ and ‘The Arctic Monkeys’) and their adrenaline fuelled performances Flat Six are hard to ignore.